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China

Beijing is seeking to assuage public anger over the death of a doctor reprimanded by police for raising early alarms about the coronavirus by rescinding his penalty and punishing those who rebuked him.

Europe

Germany carried out nationwide raids on alleged members of a secretive group who reject the authority of the state, adhere to racist ideologies and hoard weapons.

Business

The first wave of anticipated insurance-coverage litigation has begun as coronavirus-related shutdowns spread across the U.S.

World

The speaker of Israel’s parliament, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, abruptly adjourned the body, blocking an opposition effort to place his aggressive response to the coronavirus under legislative oversight.

Pro Bankruptcy Bankruptcy

The judge overseeing Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy shielded the OxyContin maker’s owners for another six months from lawsuits over the U.S. opioid crisis, saying that forcing them to defend themselves would disrupt settlement talks.

Politics

Mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are suspending foreclosures and evictions of homeowners behind on their mortgages—and at risk of losing their homes—in the latest federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Risk & Compliance Journal

A proposed rule mandating the disclosure of payments made by oil, gas and mining companies to foreign governments has become the target of anti-corruption advocates and even some businesses who say it fails to align with international standards.

Asia

A Pakistani court is weighing the appeal of a British national convicted and sentenced to death nearly 18 years ago in the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

U.S.

Prosecutors issued an aggressive interpretation of their authority to use so-called MLATs, while a former prosecutor pressed his allegation that such requests are abused.

Markets

Authorities are investigating whether traders at JPMorgan Chase & Co. manipulated the market for Treasury securities and futures contracts, according to regulatory disclosures and people familiar with the matter.

U.S.

The new coronavirus is causing a wave of disruptions in the U.S. justice system, with state and federal courts across the country suspending trials and other legal proceedings to help contain the pandemic.

Soccer

The U.S. Soccer Federation filed what amounted to a do-over legal brief, toning down the argument in its defense against the U.S. women’s national team’s pay-discrimination lawsuit against it.

U.S.

A lawsuit charging that a Penn State professor died from asbestos exposure at work could open the door for similar suits, amid a broader cleanup push.

Politics

In an unusual filing, prosecutors said the company was taking advantage of the rights it was offered under the American legal system, but not fulfilling its obligations.

U.S.

A Los Angeles businessman was convicted on Monday of a billion-dollar tax fraud scheme, after a lengthy trial featuring testimony about international money laundering and a Utah polygamist sect.

U.S.

A Connecticut man who told investigators he was upset over President Trump’s impeachment has been charged with threatening to kill a Democratic member of the House of Representatives who played a central role in the inquiry, prosecutors said.

U.S.

Advocates call for the release of migrants from ICE detention and shutdown of immigration courts to help stop the spread of the virus.

Tech

France’s competition authority issued Apple the country’s largest ever antitrust fine against a single company, accusing the iPhone maker of orchestrating a distribution cartel with wholesalers that lasted for several years.

World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a tougher fight for his political survival after the country’s president formally asked former military chief Benny Gantz to form a new government.

U.S.

President Trump said he is considering a full pardon for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with a top Russian official.

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